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Today’s prayer for General Council comes from Rev. Heather Joy James. To view the archive of all prayers being offered in the lead up to GC43 click here.

“Creator of all, sustainer of life, giver of all good things, we wait, and we watch, we look for the morning, O God. Come like the dawning of the day, and make yourself known in the breaking of there bread. Come, like the soft June summer air, and fill us with your holy presence. Come, like the waters that pour down from the heavens, nourishing the earth and bringing life to all living things. Come, Lord Jesus, come. We, your people, are just as dependant on you as the grass that withers and fades without water. We, your church, are just as needful of your wisdom as the daybreak needs the sun to enter into the new day. We long, O Lord, for a new dawn, a new day, a new church. Renew us daily, moment by moment, dawn by dawn. And coax our hearts to look for your light. We, your church, commit to putting down roots in Christ, our light and our hope each day. We, your people, commit to seek you in the morning, to begin first with you, and next with the business of the day. We commit our hearts, our minds, and our work for your glory and your good in this world. And we commit the work of the upcoming General Council, as representation of the church as a whole, to you, O Lord, who will never leave nor forsake us. We love you, we praise you, we give you honour and glory, for you are God most holy, and we are your people. Amen.”